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Cover Reveal! PIVOT POINT

GUYS. So, I have this friend, Kasie West, who is pretty much the bomb. No, it’s true. Not only is she incredibly fun, nice, and down to earth, she’s also an absolutely brilliant writer. I was lucky enough to read her debut novel, PIVOT POINT, years ago. Back when she was slogging through the query…

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A Jenn Party REVISITED

That’s right. It’s Jenn Party time! My amazing friend sold her amazing book INSOMNIA once again! For those of you not keeping track we have Germany, Italy, and now . . . U.S.A! From PM:  J.R. Johansson’s INSOMNIA, about a teen boy who thought spending every night trapped in other people’s dreams was bad, but…

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Haters gonna . . .

So, did you guys realize the Hunger Games movie came out this weekend? I know, right? Who knew??? *pauses while your sarcasm detection meter explodes* Seriously now, I think we can all agree that The Hunger Games is probably the “biggest deal” in teen books right now, thanks to the premiere of the movie. I’m…

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Writing, Love, and other Scary Things

I know, right? I’m blogging. What’s up with that? Truth is, as should be obvious by now, ye old blog has taken a far back seat to other social networks in my world. You can find all the Renee you need on Twitter. I promise, I’m WAY more active there. Also, I’m on Facebook. But…

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My Scariest Moment, and the Happy Ending

If there’s one thing I think we writers can all agree on, it’s that this business we’re in is no picnic. For the few, fleeting high moments, we face low lows, huge emotional costs, endless hours of drudgery, and even terrifying moments where we come face to face with our fears. A few months ago,…

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Make your Movie

When we’re drafting, it’s often harder to see how it all is going to play out. This tip is for

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To the Revisions Cave!

You read that right, and you all know what that means. I’m going to be knee deep in revisions for a few weeks, and therefore, not much blogging. (You may be thinking, “But Renee, you NEVER blog.” Yeah, yeah, yeah, keep your smart aleck comments to yourself.) If you are wondering about the contest, your…

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Are you a Beta Waita?

So, I recently finished the rough draft of my WiP. (YAYYYYYYY!) I spent a few days on that delicious, unmatched high that comes with completing a novel. The joy! The relief! The sense of accomplishment! The promise of possibility! Ah, if only it lasted. Alas, that rush doesn’t hold on long. Why, you may ask?…

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A Jenn Party!

****UPDATE***** Jenn’s book just sold in ITALY as well!!! Molto bene! If I were in Utah, I would take her to Olive Garden to celebrate. Hmmm . . . maybe I will just go to Olive Garden here, and think of Jenn. Yes, that’s a good plan. 🙂 *************** Guys, by now you should know…

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Recharged

As you may have noticed (and may or may not have cared,) I’ve been absent for a while from ye old blog. I can’t account for most of those days, but this last weekend, I’ve been AWOL. With these gals. We were all hanging out at a writer’s retreat in the desert. These ladies pretty…

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